Butternut Squash Appetizers

Butternut Squash Appetizers – Excellent Source of Fiber

Making Butternut Squash Appetizers from Butternut Squash is an excellent source of fiber, potassium, vitamin B6, and several other vital nutrients. Butternut squash contains nearly half of your daily dose of vitamin C.  Because of butternut squash’s high antioxidant content,  it may have anti-inflammatory effects, helping you to reduce your risk of inflammation-related disorders like rheumatoid arthritis.

Its long neck makes the perfect base for these appetizers, or you can serve it as a side dish. You can save the base for some Coconut Butternut Squash Soup.

You can make them all the same or mix and match toppings. A few suggestions:

  • pizza sauce and mozzarella
  • salsa, Monterey Jack and guacamole (or sour cream)
  • barbecue sauce, cheddar, and bacon
  • curry sauce, chutney and coconut
  • pesto and Parmesan

Butternut Squash Appetizers Ingredients

  • 1 or 2 butternut squash
  • Sauce (pizza sauce, salsa, pesto, curry sauce, etc.)
  • Grated cheese
  • Other toppings

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  3. Peel the squash
  4. Slice the neck into 1/4 inch thick circles (reserve the base for other recipes).
  5. Place on baking sheets and bake for 20-25 minutes, turning halfway through cooking.
  6. Top with sauce and cheese.
  7. Bake for 5 minutes.
  8. Add extra toppings (such as guacamole, sour cream, etc.) before serving.
  9. Cut into quarters or halves if desired.

Butternut Squash Appetizers Wine Pairing:

Pair this dish with Craveyon Betoverende no. 1 2014

 


The renowned chef Audrey Humaciu created this recipe for Harvest2U.

Audrey is the Editor in Chef at That Recipe and VP of Creativity and Sarcasm at Munofore. When she’s not blogging about her eclectic interests from cooking and crafting to ornamental horticulture and the idiosyncrasies of the American language, she’s just your typical 40 something mom livin’ the life in the California burbs… without the minivan and overpriced coffee.

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Always use organic fruits and vegetables in these recipes. Local source: Harvest2U, a Temecula Organic produce company.

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